GIQuIC has grown in value since its inception in 2010 as a clinical benchmarking tool for gastroenterology practices across the United States. As an added benefit and at no additional charge, participants may report to the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) via the GIQuIC Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR).
According to CMS, “The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is one way to participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), a program authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The program describes how we reimburse MIPS-eligible clinicians for Part B covered professional services and rewards them for improving the quality of patient care and outcomes.”
Since 2014, GIQuIC has been approved by CMS to serve as a QCDR. The QCDR reporting mechanism is a dynamic option that allows providers to report on GI-specific measures that are meaningful to their specialty practice and foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients.
If a physician is MIPS-eligible:
- They must submit data for three performance categories, including:
- CMS will collect and calculate data for the Cost Performance Category
The GIQuIC QCDR is approved to report for individual eligible providers, groups, and virtual groups to the Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities performance categories.
To discuss registering with GIQuIC to report via the GIQuIC 2023 QCDR, please contact email@example.com.
CMS Quality Payment Program Resources